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Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | LB

2013 Experience: 5th Season

IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Matthews got off to a smoking hot start in 2012 with six sacks in his through week two and a total of nine through the first seven games. Then an injury derailed possibly a career year and he basically missed five games until he returned week 15.

Those fantasy owners who were still in the playoffs were rewarded if they started him because he posted three sacks in the final two weeks of the fantasy season.

Still one of the elite pass-rushers in the game, at 27 years-old Matthews could go off for 18 or more sacks in a given year. Look to him as a solid LB3 but it’s hard to look to him for more than that because of his low tackle numbers.

Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2013 Projected Stats 54 37 15 3 5 1
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

Like the rest of the Packers defensive unit, Clay Matthews seemed to have a bit of a Super Bowl hang over. He was still a solid pass rushing outside linebacker, but not as good as he was the year before.

Hey, playing into the Super Bowl means you have less rest to get ready for the next year and conditioning was a problem for players coming off the lockout, so maybe it affected Matthews.

Matthews is scheduled to flip over to the other side of the field as rookie Nick Perry will take over his old spot. Unless you’re in a big-play league, target Matthews as a reserve option only.

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

For all the success Clay Matthews had as a rookie his second season legitimized him as one of the games top pass rushers. His 13.5 sacks on the season were impressive but from an IDP perspective I was happy to see he improved on his overall tackles and specifically his 54 solo tackles.

The Packers are set to have another strong season and that means Matthews will have plenty of opportunities to wear out opposing quarterbacks when the team rolls up a lead in the first three quarters of a game. Look to Matthews as on of the more reliable sack artists for big play IDP leagues.

Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2011 Projected Stats 62 53 13 2 5 1

2010 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook

The Mathews family has a rich history for NFL success and Clay Matthews Jr didn’t let down his elders as he posted a strong rookie season. Not only did Matthews have good numbers but he made those plays when it counted. Like many outside linebackers, Matthews is better suited for Big Play IDP leagues because he doesn’t rack up lots of tackles.

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